Fiji Time: 7:36 AM on Wednesday 22 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

$7m from PNG so far

Dawn Gibson
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

FIJI has received half of the promised funds from the Papua New Guinea Government for the September 17 election.

This was confirmed by Elections Supervisor Mohammed Saneem who said this translated to about $F7million from the PNG Government.

"We can confirm that we have received the first trench of what was to be delivered by the PNG Government and we have the funds on board and definitely the funds for this (polling day recruitments) is already with us," Mr Saneem said at a press conference in Suva yesterday morning.

"We anticipate to have the full PNG money to us by next month and we have received the first half of it already, so we have $F7m — that's part of the funds PNG had promised."

Mr Saneem said the office received its funding from government as well.

"We have received the initial budget from the Fijian Government."

When asked about the costs for the refurbishment of the Elections Office, he said it was budgeted for.

"Refurbishment of this building was part of the funds we had requested from PNG and we are still continuing with refurbishments, but it will cost less than half a million dollars."








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62160.6026
JPY 55.253552.2535
GBP 0.36510.3571
EUR 0.41330.4013
NZD 0.71820.6852
AUD 0.64550.6205
USD 0.48690.4699

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 21st, November, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Celebration planned to welcome COP23 delegates
  2. Bid to win
  3. Bati rest day
  4. Heart failure deaths
  5. Police confirm dead woman's identity
  6. Traffic causes dismay
  7. Illegal taxi operations
  8. Legal drivers 'treated unfairly'
  9. More rain expected
  10. 'No consultation for major road works'

Top Stories this Week

  1. Fiji places second for Miss World 2017 talent Wednesday (15 Nov)
  2. COP23: France invite for Timoci Friday (17 Nov)
  3. Celebration planned to welcome COP23 delegates Tuesday (21 Nov)
  4. The Crying Rock Sunday (19 Nov)
  5. Where there's a will... Thursday (16 Nov)
  6. Walker brothers' radar focuses on Fiji Bati kingpin Friday (17 Nov)
  7. 'God first' Sunday (19 Nov)
  8. Tighten defence Wednesday (15 Nov)
  9. Timoci opens COP23 Thursday (16 Nov)
  10. Bid to win Tuesday (21 Nov)